MY STORY by DR. JOHN KEEFE

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It is a scary thing to see your first born child sick, tied down to the bed, crying and scared.  Being in a hospital you assume they would know what to do.  That evening the doctor came by to explain that they didn’t know what to do and  left us alone with a desperately sick child.

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It was just a few months earlier that my mother hurt her back by falling on the ice and landing on the edge of the steps of our front porch.  After visiting the family medical doctor and being told there were no breaks or fractures, she was sent home with a bottle of pain pills.  They only made her sick and really didn’t help with the pain.  A  friend hearing of the accident recommended chiropractic.  That was the best recommendation he could give.

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This was some 30 years before research proved chiropractic was the best treatment for back pain; a person in pain really doesn’t care a lot about research, they just want to get well.  After chiropractic care, her back problem was completely resolved, and even after 25 plus years there has been no reoccurring pain even with weather changes as the medical doctor had promised.  He had explained to my parents how his mother had had a similar accident, and every time the weather changes she’s taking pain pills.  If you don’t fix an injury, over the years arthritis will set in and you’ll have continual problems.  When you correct the problem, it tends not to bother you anymore.  If you just treat the symptoms of a problem time will allow the problem, to progress.

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With my mother’s success with chiropractic and back pain, anybody I knew who had neck or back pain, I would be quick to tell them about chiropractic.  It wasn’t long after that while I was going to Oral Roberts University on a partial trumpet scholarship that I woke up one morning with a facial paralysis.  What connection is there with your facial muscles and your spine?  I knew chiropractic was good for back pain but I didn’t think about it when it came to a facial paralysis.

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My medical doctor said I had Bell’s palsy, and explained how he had Bell’s palsy when he was in his early 20s.  Now, in his late ’50s the corner of his eye and corner of his mouth still drooped slightly.  His treatment for me was to wait six weeks and see if it went away.  I went to see the chiropractor.  To my surprise not only did he feel he might be able to help but he found a sore spot in my neck that I never knew I had.  In fact, I used to “pop”  my own neck probably 10 or 15 times a day, not that it hurt but I just felt tension build up.

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What I didn’t know is that tension is the result  of a cervical subluxation  (vertebra out of place irritating the nerves). That had caused not only my chronic sinus problems but eventually my Bell’s palsy.  Within a week of adjustments, my paralysis was gone.  Great, if I knew anybody with Bell’s palsy or back pain I would tell them about chiropractic.  What I still did not know is that a chiropractic physician treats the whole body through the nervous system by spinal adjustments, diet, acupuncture and other natural methods.  That lack of understanding almost cost me my oldest son’s life.

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As I began this story, my six-month old son was in the hospital fighting for his life.  As babies do from time to time, Brian developed diarrhea.  Only in his case after two different medications failed and he became dehydrated with a temperature, I had to rush him to the hospital.  I watched for four hours as they tried to put a needle in one of his blood vessels.  After four hours they asked me to leave, and they worked another two or three hours trying to find a large enough vessel to feed him by IV.  When I was allowed  back in the room Brian was tied to a hospital bed, his arms tied down, his legs tied down and a needle in his leg because they couldn’t find a vein.  They told me I couldn’t feed him anything but ice chips.  The ice chips went straight through him.  After the doctor told me there was nothing more they could do I watched my son getting worse.  After a day and a half I realized if I wanted to save my son’s life, I would have to do something completely different.  I called my chiropractor and explained the problem.  To my surprise he felt he might be able to help.  In order to get proper care I had to withdraw my son from a hospital.

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Then the miracle began.  Telling me what to feed him and having spinal adjustments,  I saw my son start to recover.  In a matter of days, he started to return to his normal self.  Chiropractic had done it again, and had released in my son that inborn ability to heal himself.  All this time my son could have been getting better.  In fact, when I was receiving treatments for my Bell’s palsy, Brian’s subluxations that caused the diarrhea could have been found and corrected weeks before.  Mothers listen, the birthing process can be stressful to a baby’s delicate spine.  A simple chiropractic adjustment could prevent a number of childhood diseases.  Even infantile colic responds best to chiropractic care.  Many mothers rave about chiropractic’s ability to stop reoccurring ear infections.

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The power that made the body can heal the body.  When you think about life, it’s really amazing-one cell becoming a complete human being.  Within that one cell is the ability, power, and intelligence to construct a fully functioning human being with billions of cells.  In chiropractic we call that intelligence, innate intelligence.  This innate intelligence has the ability to heal the body.  In my son to case, this innate intelligence was blocked by subluxation.  When that subluxation (misalignment) was removed, his body started to function normally.  The normal state of the body is health.  If the body is not functioning normally, there could be some interference with the expression of the innate intelligence.  The simple fact of removing subluxations can cause profound changes within the body.  Chiropractic is not so much treatment for a certain condition as it is treatment for the body.

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 Chiropractic Physicians are concerned with the same issues that any type of physician would be-blood pressure, ears, eyes, nose, throat-all potential areas of investigation.  A short list of diagnostic tests chiropractic physicians might recommend include: blood work, EKG and lung function test.  Understanding what’s going wrong can help us develop an overall treatment approach to help return your body back to normal function and health.  Nutritional therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and bio-magnetics, along with chiropractic adjustments, exercise and diet are just a few of the tools a chiropractic physician might use.  Whereas drugs primarily treat the symptoms, the tools a chiropractic physician would use are focused on underlying dysfunction and the correction of that dysfunction.  Chiropractic physicians treat the cause not the symptoms.  There is a place for drug therapy and even surgery.

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Chiropractic first, drugs second, surgery last.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 22, 2014

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 IN THE NEWS: Mystery virus EV-D68 exploding among vaccinated children only The rapid explosion of mystery virus EV-D68 is sending hundreds of children to hospitals across Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, Utah and eight other states. “In Kansas City, about 475 children were recently treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization,” reports CNN. (1) Children who have been vaccinated with MMR vaccines, influenza vaccines, polio vaccines and many others are the same children who are now being struck by EV-D68. CNN goes on to report: “It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital’s division director for infectious diseases.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.WELLNESS: Are you deficient in thiamine? Here’s what you need to know about Vitamin B1 Small amounts can be found in nearly all foods and many foods have substantial amounts of B1, yet an estimated 20% of Americans are found to be deficient in this extremely important and necessary vitamin. The reason? B1 is generally destroyed when a food is processed. B1 is one of the essential B vitamins that work in concert with other B vitamins to turn carbohydrates into glucose, providing energy for the body and brain. It is also necessary for manufacturing fats and metabolizing proteins. It is essential for the nervous system. It is also used in treatment for ulcerative colitis, heart disease, diabetic pain, AIDS, canker sores, vision problems, cataracts, glaucoma, motion sickness, and stress. Some athletes use it to improve performance.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: UPPER BACK PAIN the nerves from the upper and mid back are the ones that control and coordinate the heart, lungs, digestive system, kidney and adrenals. Pressure on those nerves can interfere with normal function of these organs. If these organs are under enough stress they will refer pain to the upper and mid back. If you’re having breathing problems or digestive problems or feeling stressed and retaining water you might need this area of your spine corrected with chiropractic adjustments. If you have upper and mid back pain your spine might be cutting off a normal nerve flow to these organs. If you or somebody you know suffers from upper back pain tell them about chiropractic.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,FUNNY BONE:A mother and a daughter are shopping in the mall, when the mother eyes an expensive fur coat. “This year,” she says, “I think that I will buy my present instead of making you and dad shop for me.” The daughter nods in agreement. “And I think this fur coat would be perfect too.” The daughter protests, “But mom, some helpless, poor creature has to suffer so that you can have this.” “Don’t worry honey,” says the mother, “your father won’t get the bill for a couple of weeks.”

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PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY 2014

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THANK-YOU FOR 38 YEARSSaturday Sept. 20th we would like to say thanks. Between 9-1 Saturday morning we will give your family members, friends or enemies a free diagnostic work-up (exam and one X-ray if needed) and give you a free treatment. Who do you know that has been putting off taking care of themselves? Drag them in and we will get them on the road to better health. Have you gone too long since your last adjustment? Then get your spine in here and let us de-stress it.

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED, JUST COME IN.

DID YOU KNOW

Our nervous system tabulates approximately 4 billion environmental signals per second. Its primary role is to “read” the environment and make appropriate adjustments of growth and protection behaviors in order to ensure survival. Subluxations (misalignments) interfere with your nervous system’s ability to keep you well. Getting chiropractic adjustments help you stay well.

From the desk of Dr. Keefe:

After 38 years, and starting on my 39th year in practice, I have come to one conclusion. Chiropractic combined with other natural health care techniques is the most effective approach to today’s health problems. One of the fastest growing health problems today is whiplash neck injuries. The symptoms of whiplash are long and varied: headache, neck pain, tension, muscle spasm, blackouts, fatigue, loss of balance-the list goes on and on. NOTE: YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS UNTIL WEEKS OR MONTHS LATER.

It can be a tough road in trying to return a neck back to how it was before the accident. The most important thing you can do is KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENTS and follow all of our instructions. The injury involves all of the supporting structures of the neck: the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves and joints. It can take months of hard work to restore the damage caused. If this injury is not reversed, it can cause permanent damage which can show up years from now as     arthritis, neck instability, headaches… and again the list goes on. That’s why everyone, after an accident, should get a chiropractic exam. Just covering up the symptoms with drugs is the most dangerous gamble one can take.

Let’s review what steps you need to take: 1) Sleep on your back with an orthopedic pillow or a rolled up towel. 2) Do exercises and neck traction at home. 3) Don’t do alot of work above your head and strain your neck and arm muscles. 4) Practice good posture and don’t lean your head down to read or to do paper work. 5) Heavy lifting can also strain a weak neck (ask for our sheet on proper lifting and posture).-Be positive!

With proper care you have a great chance for a good recovery!

A new study in the “Journal of Orthopedic Medicine” says “Chiropractic is the only effective proven treatment”.

WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 15, 2014

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WELLNESS:Health benefits of blackberries The berries are very low in calories. 100 g provide just 43 calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 g whole berries consist of 5.3 g or 14% RDA of fiber). Xylitol, a low-calorie sugar substitute in the fruit fiber, absorbs more slowly than glucose inside the gut, and thus does not cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Blackberries compose significantly high amounts of antioxidant compounds that may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. Fresh berries are an excellent source of vitamin-C adequate levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K (16% of RDA/100 g. Blackberries have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 5347µmol TE per 100 grams. Further, blackberries contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

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IN THE NEWS: To cut asthma risk, get a fur blanket for baby, study suggests Newborns who sleep on animal fur in the first months of life aren’t as likely to come down with asthma and allergies later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers aren’t talking about snuggling up with a dog or cat—they mean, for example, a sheepskin rug or blanket, explains Time. The study is out of Germany, and such bedding was common there when the kids were born in the 1990s.Followup studies over the years found that those who slept on animal fur in their first three months of life had a 79% lower risk of developing asthma by the age of 6, and a 41% lower risk by the age of 10, reports Science World.

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: MUSCLE PAIN given the national disaster of drugs like muscle relaxers and pain pills, chiropractic offers elimination techniques for pain, not just masking. The dangers of addiction and death from painkillers is becoming a national disgrace. Chiropractic and natural healthcare offers effective elimination of the cause for muscle pain. Tell someone else about chiropractic, you might save a life.

Dr Keefe, Keefe Clinic, Natural Health Care, Tulsa Chiropractor, Diet, Pain,FUNNY BONE: “You May Be A Redneck If…” You list dogs as dependants on your tax forms. Your taxidermist also does your taxes. You’ve ever let your dog babysit your kids. Your security system is the latch on your screen door. Your financial planner told you to buy lottery tickets. You’ve ever left a bingo game in handcuffs. You’ve ever had a dream about beef jerky. You flush the toilet and the dog thinks you’re giving him fresh water.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 29, 2014

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IN THE NEWS: Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism For children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors, researchers at the University of California, Davis found a five-fold greater risk of autism. In a new study from the UC Davis MIND Institute, researchers examined the relationship between maternal iron intake and having a child with autism-spectrum disorder. The five-fold greater risk of autism was associated with low iron intake— by way of supplements— if the mother was age 35 or older at the time of the child’s birth, or if she suffered from metabolic conditions such as obesity, hypertension or diabetes.

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WELLNESS:Fact or Myth: Do Hot Dogs Raise Your Risk of Cancer? Hot dogs. The quintessential American food. In fact, Americans consume an estimated 7 billion hot dogs a year. July 4th appears to be national hot dog day, with over 150 million consumed in the single 24-hour period. In 2009, the American Institute for Cancer Research issued a precedent-setting report. Basing their findings on 7000 scientific studies, researchers declared that for every 50 grams of processed meat—that’s just one hot dog—you increase your risk for developing colorectal cancer by 21%. Hot dogs pose such a great risk because they are loaded with carcinogenic ingredients. Of particular notoriety are nitrates and nitrites, two chemicals that, when heated, combine with amines to form nitrosamines, which have been proven to cause cancer.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.CONDITION OF THE WEEK: National Chiropractic Month American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a national health care observance.Who do you know who is hurting? Who do you know that you have been trying to get started at Keefe Clinic? Now is the time to get your spouse, or child started on the road to good health.Complimentary DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP DURING OCTOBER Complimentary initial exam and one X-ray.

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FUNNY BONE :A German Shepherd went to the telegram office, took out a blank form, and wrote: “Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.” The clerk examined the paper and politely told the dog: “There are only nine words here. You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.” “But,” the dog replied, “that would make no sense at all.”

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CHIROPRACTIC RELEASES YOUR INBORN ABILITY TO HEAL

You are a natural born healer!

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What? You didn’t know that? Indeed, even before you breathed your first breath, you were designed with an amazing innate healing ability that allows your body to heal all disease!  Yes, it’s true!  Your body is fully equipped to heal everything from a cut on your hand to cancer in your colon and everything in between. That is, as long as there is no interference.

In fact, we have all witnessed this amazing healing in action on many occasions throughout are lives. Think about the last time you cut your finger.  Maybe you were distracted by your computer screen as you reached across your desk for a piece of paper and then – suddenly – felt that all too familiar intense, burning pain of a paper cut. You snatched your hand back and looked at the paper you were reaching for to see what had bitten you but nothing was there except the faint red tinge of your blood. You look at your finger and see a tiny, little slice in your skin. You think: “Holy cow! How can such a tiny cut bring such sharp pain!”

Innate Healing Of A Paper Cut 

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Now, once you stop the bleeding and move past the pain, what do you do to cause that little cut to heal? You may cover it with a bandage to keep it clean but does the bandage heal the cut? No, the cut will heal with or without a bandage.

Maybe you use some antibiotic cream to kill any germs but does the cream heal the wound? No, the wound heals with or without the cream, as well.  Your body’s innate healing works to heal the wound all on its own.  In fact, that little paper cut set into motion a cascade of over 20 microscopic, biochemical reactions!

Amazing! Those biochemical reactions  cause the blood to coagulate, form a clot and prepare the injured area for the rest of the healing process. You probably didn’t know that, yet your body clots blood and heals cuts all the time, regardless of your knowledge of the process. That automatic process is so complex that if only one step is absent, one little enzyme, your blood will not clot – a condition known as hemophilia.  It is an irreducibly complex process, a process that none of us could ever fashion on our own – truly a stamp of our Creator.

Innate Healing of Cancer

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Only YOU Can Heal Cancer!

“Okay”, you may say, “I get the blood clotting example but I have always been told that cancer runs in my family. There is nothing I can do about it.  One day I will get cancer too.”  My friend, I hope that I do not offend you but you have been lied to! Your body’s innate healing is designed to rid itself of cancer just as magnificently as it heals itself from a paper cut.

The immune system you were born with is designed to not only recognize and kill foreign invaders (bacteria, viruses, and parasites) but to recognize and kill aberrant cells that are part of your own body as well. Cancer cells are produced (and killed) in your body every day and you never realize it.  It is a part of the normal process of cell replication.

However, if something goes wrong in that process, a mutated cell may develop and replicate, forming a tumor. Your immune system has specialized cells that monitor your body for these mutated tumor cells, a process called immunosurveillance. Other cells, called natural killer T cells are designed to help your body kill those tumor cells. This is an innate process that happens every day in your body. Your body does not need any help to heal you of these cancer cells – it just needs no interference!

The Brain-Body Connection

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Neuroimmunology is the scientific field that studies the relationship of the immune system and the nervous system.  We have discussed some of the functions of the immune system (in killing cancer cells as well as foreign invaders) and endocrine system (in clotting blood) but it is the nervous system that brings your innate healing all together.

Your nervous system is composed of your brain, spinal cord and nerves.  The purpose of your nervous system is to control and coordinate the function of every cell, tissue and organ of your body. In order for you to enjoy the scent of a beautiful rose, or the sight of an amazing sunset, for that paper cut on your hand to heal, and for those immune system cells to function and kill cancer cells, information has to flow unimpeded from the brain, down the spinal cord and across your nerves to every cell and organ that is performing those functions.

Your nervous system is the master control system of your body controlling every function and all innate healing in your body.  In fact, your body’s ability to heal itself is directly related to the health of your nervous system.  When you nervous system is healthy and unobstructed, your body can function and heal at 100%.  However, if there is any interference in this normal flow of information from your brain to your body, healing is interrupted.

CHIROPRACTIC REMOVES THE INTERFERENCE

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 8, 2014

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IN THE NEWS: Many commonly prescribed drugs taken by older adults can raise risk of falls After adjusting for the number of medications a person was taking, the researchers found men and women taking opioid painkillers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury as seniors who were not taking those drugs. Women taking antidepressants were 75 percent more likely to have a fall injury. SEEK A NATURAL APPROACH

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WELLNESS: Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being STRESS Lavender, lemon, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver, pine, and ylang ylang INSOMNIA Lavender, chamomile, jasmine, benzoin, neroli, rose, sandalwood, sweet marjoram, and ylang ylang; lemon can wake you upANXIETY Lavender, bergamot, rose, clary sage, lemon, Roman chamomile, orange, sandalwood, rose-scented geranium, and pine DEPRESSED MOOD Peppermint, chamomile, lavender, and jasminePAIN Lavender, chamomile, clary sage, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, and green apple (especially for migraines) NAUSEA AND VOMITING Mint, ginger, lemon, orange, ginger, dill, fennel, chamomile, clary sage, and lavender MEMORY and attention Sage, peppermint, and cinnamon ASK ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS

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CONDITION OF THE WEEK: Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain, numbness and tingling in the wrist and hand) many patients are recommended surgeries with the possibility of complications and repetitive surgeries as well as powerful drugs like steroids, anti-inflammatories and painkillers (number one killer in the US). Chiropractic and natural healthcare offers powerful treatments to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome at its root cause. A high percentage times subluxations with the lower neck affecting the brachial plexus is the roots of most carpal tunnel syndrome. There are also deficiencies in key B vitamins that can lead to inflammation of the nerves at the wrist. Sometimes misalignment at the elbow, wrist or hand can also be a source of inflammation. If you or someone you know suffer from this condition they should call our office for an appointment. Surgery should always be the last approach in any condition. Chiropractic has been extremely effective track record in correcting this problem.

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FUNNY BONE:   The poorly paid local pastor grew watermelons to supplement his meager income. He was doing pretty well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his watermelon patch at night and eat his watermelons. After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure. He made up a sign and posted it in the field. The next day, the kids show up and they saw the sign which read, “Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide.” The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the pastor’s sign. When the pastor returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that no watermelons are missing, but the sign next to his read, “Now there are two!”

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Sept. 1, 2014

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IN THE NEWS: THE FACTS ABOUT LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY Amid the constant controversy and headlines, truths about testosterone – and more specifically testosterone therapy – are hard to decipher. In men, testosterone is thought to regulate some of the following functions: • Sex drive • Bone mass • Fat distribution • Muscle and strength • Red blood cell production • Sperm production. Growing concern about the side effects of these therapies, following findings of several notable studies, has prompted many doctors and the government to take a step back and reevaluate the safety of such treatment. It is warranted that the FDA is investigating the risk of cardiovascular injury, stroke and death in men exposed to FDA-approved testosterone products following medical study findings. Patients and physicians alike need to be aware that once you start therapy, you suppress your own production of testosterone and injections become a lifetime commitment. ASK ABOUT A NATURAL APPROACH

WELLNESS: THE HEALING EFFECTS OF NATURE (Finnish Forest Research Institute)Many studies show that after stressful or concentration-demanding situations, people recover faster and better in natural environments than in urban settings. Blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the level of “stress hormones” all decrease faster in natural settings. Depression, anger and aggressiveness are reduced in green environments and ADHD symptoms in children reduce when they play in green settings. Forest visits may also strengthen our immune system by increasing the activity and number of natural killer cells that destroy cancer cells.

CONDITION OF THE WEEK: ARTHRITIS-there can be many different causes for arthritis but one of the most common is friction due to joint misalignment. When the joints of the spine are out of alignment mechanical friction can have a local effect but the irritation on the nerves that exit between those joints can cause inflammation in the joints those nerves supply like in the arms or legs. There are many dietary reasons for arthritis including imbalances that cause inflammation chemistry or mineral deficiencies and certain food allergies can also be a cause. Stresses to the immune system from viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms can produce arthritis plus if the immune system is out of balance the body can attack its own tissues: for instance joints. Fish oils like salmon oil or cod liver oil can be a very effective treatment in a lot of cases. So if you suffer from arthritis a combination of chiropractic adjustments, detoxification, and targeted nutrition can get to the roots of the cause.

FUNNY BONE :A new report claims that posing with a dog in your online dating profile makes you more desirable — and posing with a cat means you’re going to die alone.

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